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Pantone SkinTone Guide

A collection of 138 skin tones.

Introducing the Pantone SkinTone Guide, a revolutionary tool crafted to capture diverse human skin tones, created through scientific measurements of thousands of skin tones covering the entire spectrum of human skin types. It is the ultimate resource for anyone working in industries where accurate representation of skin colours is of great importance.

With its specially formulated colours, the Pantone SkinTone Guide provides the closest physical representations of skin colours available. This wide-ranging library serves as a visual reference, offering an extensive range of 138 colours accurately numbered from 1Y01 SP to 4R15 SP. You can identify each colour by a unique Pantone Number, which not only represents the tone but also the undertone, ensuring precision and accuracy in colour matching.

The Pantone SkinTone Guide showcases the best colour match under D65 lighting, which copies natural daylight at 6500K to ensure optimal colour representation. This lighting condition allows for consistent and reliable results, making the guide a vital tool for designers, artists, cosmetic companies, and anyone involved in the world of colour and skin.

Unleash your creativity and ensure your work resonates with people from all walks of life with the Pantone SkinTone Guide—the definitive resource for an authentic and faithful representation of human skin colours.

Key Features

  • Compact fan deck with large-sized swatches for easy colour evaluation and matching
  • The first two positions reflect the hue or undertone of the skin. The second two positions represent the skin's tone or lightness and darkness
  • Digital values are available in Pantone Connect
  • Includes colour index


  • 138 colours numbered from 1Y01 SP to 4R15 SP
  • Each Pantone SkinTone number is comprised of a four-digit alphanumeric number
  • Colours developed to present the best colour match under D65 (Daylight 6500K) lighting

Vendor: Pantone

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